Farmers Forum staff
How’s this for next-level huge?
The German-made NEXAT gantry combine-tractor is 45-feet wide. That’s big enough to carry a whopping 22-row corn combine ‘module’ between its tracks. The two sets of tracks, replacing wheels, ingeniously swivel 90 degrees to travel unobtrusively as a narrow unit down the road lengthwise, appearing like a lone railroad car.
The operator sits in a cab that changes position to accommodate direction of travel in-field or on-road. The 1,100 horsepower diesel-electric unit can be fitted with a variety of interchangeable implements — from seeding to tillage to harvesting and spraying. The technology has been in the testing stage for the past four years and this year began testing in the United States.
Farmers Forum asked NEXAT when the new technology will be ready for market but did not hear back by press time.